Macarons are generally sweet…very sweet! I don’t mind sweet stuff as long as ‘sugar’ doesn’t really knock my taste buds out!
In fact, I am not a big fan of sugar. I stopped sweetening my tea in my early teens. So while I love my macarons I want to taste the different flavours and textures of the macaron, the velvety smoothness of fillings without any sweet aftertaste.
That’s why I pick French over Italian macarons any day of the week as the latter tend to be overly sweet.
Of course, you can tame the sweetness and by all means do not alter your macaron recipe by subtracting the sugar. The right way to make your macarons less sweet is to add a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients. Salt is used to tame the sweetness of sugar.
How can the two opposites (sugar and salt) work together – I have no Idea, but adding a pinch of salt makes a huge difference.
Give it a go!